Warren Civic League crowns debutante
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The Warren Junior League Outstanding Debutante for 2014 and other winners are, from left, Kellsey Hurt, Miss Congeniality; Sarah Smith, Miss Congeniality; Anaya Langford, first runner-up; Nautica Hill, 2014 Miss Outstanding Debutante; Ki-Aris Porterfield, second runner-up; and Morgan Honeywood, Miss Congeniality.
Nautica Monique Hill was named Miss Warren Civic League Outstanding Debutante for 2014 when the Warren Civic League hosted its 27th annual Debutante Ball on Nov. 22 at McMenamy’s Banquet Center.
She is the daughter of Tami Elkins and Terry Hill and is a senior at Warren G. Harding High School. Her escort was Jermaine Damon Jones Jr., son of Patrice Alexander-Dortch and Jermaine Jones Sr., also a senior at Harding.
First runner-up was Anaya Lynne Langford, daughter of Ericka and Barry Langford. Her escort was Jalen Edward King, son of Elizabeth C. and Edward King Jr. Both are seniors at Harding.
Second runner-up was Ki-Aris Shynique Porterfield, a senior at Harding and daughter of Nicole and Michael Porterfield. Her escort was Mahr Ahmed Hameed Jr., a senior at Harding and son of Mr. and Mrs. Mahr Hameed Sr.
Morgan Clarice Marie Honeywood, Kellsey Shavonne Hurt and Sarah M. L. Smith, each were chosen as Miss Congeniality. Miss Honeywood’s parents are Thelma and James Honeywood Jr., and she is a senior at Harding. Her escort was Elijah Burch, son of Amy and Alfie Burch, who is a sophomore at Harding. Miss Hurt is the daughter of Rose and Ben Hurt. She is a senior at Harding. Her escort was Ki-Sean Darnell Porterfield, who is a sophomore at Harding, is the son of Nicole and Michael Porterfield. Miss Smith is the daughter of Francietta Smith and Lachon Phillips. She is a junior at Harding, and her escort was Willie Broughton Stevenson, son of Theresa Stevenson and Raymond Thornton. He is a senior at Warren John F. Kennedy High School.
Other members of the court were: Tyeisha Dezerae McCullough Brown, a senior at Harding and daughter of Lecresha Clay and Marvin Brown; Braxton Shamir Wade, daughter of Tangela and Tim Wade, a junior at Harding; and Myreah D.M. Williams, a senior at JFK, the daughter of Denise Blackwell-Williams and Doyle Williams.
Other escorts were: De’Orein Jajuan Dukes, son of Juanita Caldwell and Anthony Dukes and a senior at Howland High School; Bralin Najee Johnson, a junior at Harding and son of Towan Johnson and Michael S. Jones Sr.; and James Burney, a senior at JFK and son of James Burney Sr. and the late Tameika Burney.
Music was provided by DJ Gregory Edwards.
Evelyn Peterson was the chairwoman of the ball, Vernita Provitt was co-chairwoman and Gloria R. Rodgers is Warren Civic League president.